Mothers of Kids With Severe Birth Defects May Have Shorter Lives: Study
TUESDAY, Dec. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A mother raising a
child with a major birth defect may face a higher risk of dying
early compared with a mother whose child doesn't have a birth
defect, Danish research suggests.
Routine Testing for Genital Herpes of Little Benefit: U.S. Experts
TUESDAY, Dec. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Routine blood test
screening for genital herpes is not recommended for teens and
adults -- including pregnant women -- who don't have any signs or
symptoms of the sexually transmitted disease (STD), a panel of U.S.
health care experts says.
Pregnancy May Spur 'Mothering' Changes in a Woman's Brain
MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New moms often remark
that they've got "baby brain," a new way of thinking that seems to
accompany pregnancy and childbirth. New research suggests they're
Pot Use in Pregnancy on the Upswing, Study Finds
MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Marijuana use by
pregnant women in the United States is up significantly since the
early 2000s, a new study finds.
Used Safely, Donor Breast Milk Can Help Preemie Babies
MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Tiny preemies can
benefit from donated breast milk -- if it's given in the hospital
with proper safety measures, a leading pediatricians' group
MRI Helps Assess Fetal Brain Abnormalities: Study
THURSDAY, Dec. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A follow-up MRI scan
after a mid-pregnancy ultrasound could help improve diagnosis of a
possible fetal brain abnormality, a new British study reports.
FDA Issues Anesthesia Warning for Pregnant Women, Kids Under 3
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Repeated or lengthy
use -- longer than three hours -- of general anesthetic and
sedation drugs may harm the developing brains of fetuses and
children younger than 3 years old, the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration warned Wednesday.
Birth Defects From Zika More Far-Reaching Than Thought
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Zika's ability to
damage the infant brain may be even more far-reaching and insidious
than previously thought, two new studies suggest.
Health Tip: Avoid Useless Calories During Pregnancy
(HealthDay News) -- While you're pregnant, it's important to eat
nutritious foods and to avoid extra calories.
Study Shows How Zika Attacks Infant Brain
TUESDAY, Dec. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New research paints a
chilling portrait of how Zika ravages the infant brain.